Erie [Erie Lackawanna]
August 21, 1971
Although often called the Federal Street grade crossing, Federal Street doesn't actually cross the tracks here (it's the road coming in at the far right and looping back out of the picture). Nonetheless even at this late date it was a picturesque crossing; note the ancient pedestrian gate, the vertical stop signal on the near crossbuck, and the raised watchman's tower. This train is eastbound and will shortly pass through downtown Youngstown behind Strouds Department Store.
This page posted 6/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.